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pedal point

PE-dul poynt


Term used for a drone (a low, sustained tone) that remains steady in the bass of a composition while other voices move about above it. An organ point is also called a pedal tonepedal note  a pedal, or a drone.

See Also

[English] organ point
[English] pedal
[English] drone


Last Updated: 2016-06-06 16:53:43